Category: Europe

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

[ 1 ] August 25, 2015 |

“The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, drafted by an international group of Islamic scholars, is a call based on Islamic teachings to cut greenhouse gas emissions and urges governments to agree on an ambitious deal during December’s Paris climate talks. It warns that the “current rate of climate change cannot be sustained, and the […]

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Speaking Truth to Power Is an Islamic Responsibility: Decolonial Thinking in Al-Andalus

Speaking Truth to Power Is an Islamic Responsibility: Decolonial Thinking in Al-Andalus

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015 |

by IMAN SULTAN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 24, 2015: Granada is renowned as the last stronghold of Andalusian Muslims before the shadow of the Spanish Inquisition descended on the entire peninsula and drove them out. It is the inspiration of teary poets reminiscing of the bygone Golden Age of the Muslim ummah, and the site […]

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The Ashley Madison Hacks May Be a Matter of Life and Death for People in the Middle East

[ 0 ] August 20, 2015 |

by TOM ANA for MUFTAH on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Last month, the world’s leading online dating site for individuals seeking extramarital affairs, Ashley Madison, was the target of online hackers who claimed to have obtained the personal details of the site’s 37 million users. On August 18, exactly one month after the initial hack, it […]

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France’s Muslim “Problem” in Postwar Comics

France’s Muslim “Problem” in Postwar Comics

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

CLICK ABOVE IMAGES TO ENLARGE SLIDESHOW Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 19, 2015: According to the French Council for the Muslim Religion, France saw a four-fold increase in anti-Muslim violence and threats in the first half of this year — roughly the period […]

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ISLAMiCommentary’s Top 10 pieces from Past Year

ISLAMiCommentary’s Top 10 pieces from Past Year

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 3, 2015:  Thank you for your readership and continued support of this site. We are always open to new submissions. All original iComment pieces can be found here. Write ISLAMiCommentary@yahoo.com to inquire. Here’s a look at the top ten most-read original pieces & posts on ISLAMiCommentary over the past year, widely […]

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New Light on the History of the Quranic Text? (by Joseph E. B. Lumbard)

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by JOSEPH E.B. LUMBARD for THE HUFFINGTON POST on JULY 24, 2015:  The recent discovery of an early manuscript of the Quran has received extensive media attention, appearing on BBC, CNN and even above the fold on the front page of the New York Times. But in the broader context of recent scholarship on early manuscripts of […]

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Turkey, the Kurds & the Syrian Conflict (an analysis by Kubilay Arin)

Turkey, the Kurds & the Syrian Conflict (an analysis by Kubilay Arin)

[ 0 ] August 2, 2015 |

by KUBILAY YADO ARIN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 2, 2015:  According to the Turkish military, two Turkish soldiers were killed today and 31 wounded in a suicide attack in eastern Turkey near the border with Iran, reported major news outlets. The military blamed Kurdish militants from the PKK for the attack. Last weekend, as Turkish and […]

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Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

UPDATE ON TUESDAY JULY 28:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara could not continue the peace process with the Kurds amid continuing attacks against Turkish targets. by **JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, with KUBILAY YADO ARIN, on JULY 27, 2015:  As Turkish and U.S. officials reportedly worked on a plan to […]

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LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

by KERRI MILLER for MPR NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  GUESTS: Ani Zonneveld: Founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values Omid Safi: Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center By 2050, the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians in the world, according to The Pew Research Center. In the United States, […]

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‘Oldest’ Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University

‘Oldest’ Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

by SEAN COUGHLAN for BBC NEWS on JULY 22, 2015:  What may be the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. The pages of the Muslim holy text had […]

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